National Education Policy: News

CBSE signs 15 MoUs for teachers' training, students' skill development

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has inked 15 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in order to train teachers and enhance skill education and assessment among students, according to an official announcement.

NCERT scraps evolution, periodic table for high school; experts baffled

In 2018, then-junior education minister Satyapal Singh asserted that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is "scientifically wrong" since none of "our ancestors...saw an ape turning into a man" and called for its removal from the curriculum.

UGC new rule mandates 4-year course for 'Honors' degree

As per new draft norms framed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Students will now be allowed to acquire an undergraduate "Honors" degree only after completing four years instead of three.

University Grants Commission announces guidelines for 'deemed to be universities'

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the modified regulations for all deemed to be universities to align with the broader policies of higher education as contained in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

27 Oct 2022

Delhi University

DU notifies syllabus for 4-year undergraduate course after college-course allocation

Delhi University, a week after it released the first round of seat allocation for undergraduate courses, has notified the syllabus for the first semester of the four-year Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF).

UGC clears 'much-awaited' professor of practice post; PhD not mandatory

The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Professor of Practice, the industrial experience-based faculty post in higher education institutions for which formal academic qualifications such as a Ph.D. are not required, said the official guidelines announced on Friday.

CBSE board exams 2023 to see big shift: Details here

The examination system in the country is anticipated to be overhauled next year as part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

13 Mar 2021

Physics

Math, physics no longer mandatory for engineering aspirants, says AICTE

Studying mathematics and physics in Class-12 would no longer be mandatory for students wishing to join engineering courses, according to new guidelines in All India Council for Technical Education's (AICTE) Approval Process Handbook for 2021-22.

01 Feb 2021

Union Budget

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

In her annual Budget speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of education-related measures, like setting up a Central University in Leh and the establishment of 100 new Sainik schools.

03 Aug 2020

Legislative Assembly

Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday rejected the three-language policy as mentioned in the new National Education Policy (NEP).

30 Jul 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

29 Jul 2020

Prakash Javadekar

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

05 Jun 2019

India

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

Who would have thought that languages, of which there is no dearth in India, would become BJP 2.0's first controversy?

10 Jan 2019

Education

Javadekar: Hindi not compulsory under New Education Policy (NEP)

Hours after reports stated that the New Education Policy (NEP) draft contained a provision for making Hindi compulsory in all schools till Class 8, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar dismissed such claims, calling these reports 'mischievous'.

08 Jul 2018

India

HRD Ministry approves third-extension for panel drafting new education policy

The K Kasturirangan Committee tasked with drafting a new education policy has got a third extension from HRD Ministry to give final shape to the draft.

27 Jun 2017

Education

Former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan to head education policy panel

The HRD Ministry has formed a nine-member panel to work on a New Education Policy to transform school and higher education.